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The Part-Time Superstars

A few years ago, when there was a surprise return it was one of two things. Either a wrestler was returning back to the fold of the company that th...

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Laughter Is The Tonic: Wrestling And ...

This week came the news that Santino Marella, ‘The Milan Miracle’, was retiring due to neck injuries. Does he have a career up there wi...

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The Science Of The Returning Wrestler

Big returns. We love them, don’t we? We love them even more when they’re a huge surprise. This week alone saw a raft of returns on an e...

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Money In The Bank: Cash-Cow Or Curse?

The Money in the Bank Ladder match has long been a favourite of wrestling fans. It is unpredictable, exciting and has the potential to create new s...

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This Wrestling Summer...Show A Little...

We got one last chance to make it real...WrestleMania season, and all the glory it provided us, is long gone. The hangover of sadness and injuries ...

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It Doesn’t Pay To Be Clever

Here we are. A weekend of great sport. The start of the World Cup in Brazil. The US Open with Justin Rose attempting a title defence. Cricket. Tenn...

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WWE, The UK And Pipe-Dream PPV’s

Last Saturday was a pretty great one if you were a UK boxing fan. Carl Froch defeated George Groves in their highly anticipated rematch for the IBF...

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A Thing Of Beauty

‘A thing of beauty is a joy forever: its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness.’John Keats.When one considers wrest...

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Making Deals With the Devil

“Once I blazed across the sky,Leaving trails of flame;I fell to earth, and here I lie -Who'll help me up again?-A Shooting Star” Johann...

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TJR Reality Week: Hugh’s Pitches

Well, as TJR Reality Week draws to a close, I feel I must add my contributions. This all started when watching RAW last week and I tweeted how I di...

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The Basic Beatdown

The beatdown. A staple of wrestling and one which, although never ignored, is often overlooked. It is a perfect way to develop a feud and enhance a...

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Time Is The Wisest Counsellor Of All

When I do count the clock that tells the time,And see the brave day sunk in hideous night;In five short days, it has all changed. When Saturday eve...

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All The World’s A Stage V: The Four C...

It will all come down to this. Three men in four corners. Staring at each other. One needs to retain to stay relevant. One needs to regain his rele...

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WrestleMania XXX: The Build and My Picks

In the run up to WrestleMania, obviously many people will be giving their point of view on where it’s all heading. We have no idea how the ma...

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In Defence Of Triple H

Since Triple H, or Paul Levesque as he’s know in the office, gained a considerable amount of power in the WWE a couple of years ago, there ha...

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Memories Are Made Of This

Every week, I sit at my computer and respond to something that has happened in the wrestling world that week or is, at the very least, in the proce...

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The Future Belongs to Crowds

The crowd. The audience. The onlookers. To all intents and purposes they are a mass as much as they are individuals. They cheer for heroes and bay ...

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The Forgotten Ones

It was one of the biggest crowd pleasing moments in years and WWE did it deliberately. CM Punk stood tall in the ring on the first Raw of 2012 hold...

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The Faction Battle – The Wyatt Family...

By Hugh FirthThis Sunday, something very special will happen. No, I don’t mean Randy Orton’s inevitable Chamber win which will set up t...

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The Role of the Wrestling Fan

These are interesting times in the world of professional wrestling. WWE is making headlines all over the world, even being a top story on the BBC n...

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